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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

About Shanklin

Shanklin Old Village is picture-postcard pretty, with thatched cottages and tea rooms, small specialist shops and flower-filled gardens. Near the Old Village, Shanklin Chine Historic Gorge offers a rich haven of rare plants, woodland, wildlife and waterfalls, and is the perfect place to while away a few hours amongst nature.

Nearby Rylstone Gardens is well worth wandering through, while Shanklin's long sandy beach located below is a popular spot for windsurfing. f you’re eating out you're spoilt for choice, with the village offering a range of restaurants, from Spanish tapas to Thai.

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Things to do in Shanklin

  • Enjoy a cliff-top walk for spectacular views out over Sandown Bay.
  • Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of Shanklin Chine Gorge. Take a stroll through the woodland setting and experience the rare plants and wildlife. Book tickets here
  • Visit Rylstone Gardens and Manor House and enjoy a cream tea in one of the tea rooms, with views over Shanklin South Beach. 

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RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-0f02866ef2913e697)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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